Autodesk and Makerbot with big plans to democratize 3d design and 3d printing

Back in March, Makerbot and Autodesk announced a partnership with the aim of bringing 3D design and 3D printing to everyone.

The premise of this partnership is that the two companies will “jointly develop and market 3D offerings.” To date there is no specific visibility on joint development, however, as of last week, Autodesk, the 3D design software partner, and Makerbot, the desktop 3D printing partner, have made available a new series of premium bundles that offer access to Autodesk 123D design apps and discounted Makerbot desktop 3D printers.

According to Autodesk — a company that is really ramping things up at the entry level of the 3D design market, as denoted by the recent acquisition of Tinkercad —  the new bundles include three different membership options including a free membership, a premium membership and a premium bundle.

A series of new Autodesk 123D memberships and premium bundles became available for the first time today, as Autodesk and Makerbot have partnered to market 3D design software and 3D printing hardware, making 3D printing at home more accessible to everyone.

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Source: 3D Printing Industry

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